ERIC Number: ED229571
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Canadian Commission of Employment and Immigration, Ottawa (Ontario).
This document collects five presentations in the field of vocational counseling and guidance. Its aim is to share research reports with vocational counselors, enhancing the level of this service in Canada. In the first paper, Benjamin Gottlieb discusses social networks and the gestalt of help-seeking, pointing out that persons are attached to social networks, and that when these networks are torn (by divorce, loss of job, death), the individual needs help to form new attachments. The second and third papers in the collection concern peer counseling and peer intervention. In the second paper, Rey Carr details the rationale, origins, and practice of peer counseling, with particular applications to involving adolescents as peer counselors. The author takes the view that teenagers have been ignored as a source of positive help to other teenagers and that they can be trained to help others make effective decisions. In the third paper, P.S. Sussman surveys reports on research with peer counselors, concluding that more careful study should be made of peer intervention systems before encouraging their widespread use. The feasibility of using computers to assess vocational aptitudes is explored by Robert Knights and Clare Stoddart in the fourth paper. The authors conclude that it would be possible to automate parts 1 to 7 of the General Aptitude Test Battery, although the development of a completely new battery of tests to take advantage of the computer is recommended. In the final paper, Andre Lepine evaluates the Certification in Testing program for employment counselors, focusing on persons who have participated in the program, and makes recommendations for further study. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Commission of Employment and Immigration, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Aptitude Test Battery